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The officer who is in charge of the security and administration of a unit or establishment for a day at a time.
- ‘In the field sentries were traditionally visited by the orderly officer - ‘rounds’ - or by the field officer of the day - ‘grand rounds’ - to ensure that they were awake.’
- ‘I have been orderly officer this week, getting up at 6 30 every morning’
- ‘Wieder, a German orderly officer in enemy intelligence recounts his disbelief of the sacrifices made.’
- ‘The colonel's orderly officer, Lieutenant Stranger, offers to buy it for his colonel.’
- ‘I cancelled plans to spend Christmas with my sister and her family and arranged that Smith should be orderly officer over Christmas.’
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